tv [untitled] September 3, 2011 9:00pm-9:30pm EDT
i used to cause a report on r.g.p. . in the. bank or on the streets of israel hundreds of thousands demand social equality and reform in the biggest anti-government rally in the country's history. russia condensor that use a new round of sanctions against syria saying that they will be useless in the rest of the country. ukraine pushes for discounted gas and supplies from russia backtracking on the two thousand and nine deal that ended the european gas crisis. five o'clock on a sunday morning here in moscow russia's capital i'm sean thomas and this is our
t.v. glad to have you with us hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in cities across israel it's reported to be the largest anti-government rally in the history of the jewish state but protesters are angered by the high cost of living and for government's handling of social issues are these pilots leary's following the latest developments in tel aviv. tonight is the climax of nearly two months of social protests here in israel the largest that this country has ever seen now for weeks organizers have been dubbing tonight the million man march they were really hoping that a million people would turn out on the streets of israel so far though we are hearing figures of some three hundred and fifty thousand that's three hundred fifty thousand in ten cities where it's here in tel aviv is the main focal point rather similar hours various speakers as well as artists have been addressing the crowd the rallying call remains that of social justice which people here are demanding that the netanyahu government change its focus away from issues of security to
issues of social justice that people here say that it is simply too expensive to live in israel and here to instead of concentrating on domestic problems israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been focused on the international stage on september the trenches palestinians will go to the united nations to declare a state and it in yahoo has responded by arming sitters and trying to convince countries not to support the palestinian move instead of listening to the disc one told messes at home now one of the new surrogates we're hearing tonight is that we will use a tape that's good that is a pro back to november the fourth of nine hundred ninety five when the former israeli prime minister yitzhak been ever been was assassinated people say where were you then of course people here are saying where are you now with people really wanting to come to the street and make a change and make their voices heard this is the last social protest that is being planned for some time although the vibe here is quite hyped up to be no doubt is some disappointment that the million man march was not reached our days possibly are reporting from tel aviv now israel also faces another problem with turkey the
clearing it will challenge the israel or excuse me the israeli blockade of gaza at the international court of justice this comes after a car expelled the israeli ambassador and cut all military ties with the lobby following a recently leaked the un report on last year's raid on a garza bound flotilla mind turkish peace. activists died in the attack and there's some analysts say israel might see itself and regionally isolated if it doesn't change its approach. is one as lost its closest friend in the region in the last two decades which is a strong diplomatic political blow also a strategic blow because the the army's used to train together i think in addition on top of the damage to the bilateral relations we have to see if there will be a spillover to egypt and jordan i think this is the moment to quit pickle issues if
the question is about these welly politicians the only thing they can do in the near future is improving their relations with the palestinians sitting again trying to reach an agreement i think the issue of the israeli palestinian relations will be the critical issue also regarding their relations with turkey i don't think that by lead truly something could be done now i don't think it's too late to apologize so i think by led to a leave very little could be done things have to move regionally europe's launching an economic offensive against syria this time targeting oil imports which russia's foreign minister says will be useless in solving the arab countries are drawn out conflict sergey lavrov comments came at a summit of c.i.s. countries where he also spoke about libya's new leadership and his catarina traverse their. syria lot of criticized what is described one sided sanctions
against syria including imposing embargo on oil exports from the country sanctions are rarely the best possible solution he said and could even make matters worse earlier the european union imposed embargo on all experts from the country and western powers are pushing for father majerus against president assad for the brutal crackdown on protests but russia's fears concerning sanctions against syria are justified as many believe that sanctions are the first step to repeat libya's disastrous scenario in syria russia call score more corporation rather than military action and today sergei lavrov in particular said that moscow sent an official invitation to representatives national transitional council to come to russia to discuss social energy projects and leave but as parties daniel bushell report not everyone is eager to cooperate or even share with libya lining up for
its lucrative underage a posits italy's top oil company only has already moved its workers back into libya britons to be in private talks with the interim government for a travel to tall did noise reports that france was promised a food of the country's forced reserves by rebels but eligible front says foreign minister calls it a fair and logical to favor those who broke the winning side who are against he's not even over it's already appeared to be fighting for the resources he wants controlled by truly this war with this activism of the it was a wall of frost against italy. ownership of libya's oil so you experts is key to control of the country libya's a very unusual economy. it depends entirely on oil production and the money coming from oil shale oil is so crucial some libyans call foreign. an
occupation which they say they will challenge that people will not accept. he was speaking at a demonstration spruit to give the north africans and europeans who opposed the takeover of libya's result is that these people have denouncing what they're calling the looting of libya are they saying nato states that stealing your country's oil under the pretext of helping its civilians libyan politicians the most important as it libya is a population we have we have their eye for sort of determination we don't want oil companies to them and our future rebels are set on group boarding states bombing them to power and you will shortie human rights watch claims it is discovered thousands of documents and suggest close cooperation between gadhafi regime and british and american intelligence that much of the data deals with the rendition of suspects to libya for interrogation but a european peace activist told r.t.
that it's not unusual for the west to turn against its allies to secure its interests. business usually takes a by western powers i mean they played a game we cannot forget the biggest are many can anime. sammartino louden or was the beginning their best friend war against the soviet union in afghanistan and yes of course even eternally they relied on now to be under each unit but i think now they told that they can control the cities armies. who are very much inside the entity they gave down the military stuff or. they gave them a line each and every english so i think. that western powers so. be fair to do to a shi'ite there we do islam is to groups and also racist to group should. be noted
to have a better deal again or because. the government you don't even want to deal or in that's all western powers. during the c.i.s. summit in tajikistan russia's foreign minister also spoke out over nato as missile defense shield in europe which of the us is actively developing sergey lavrov says there is no indication of washington's that willingness to cooperate with moscow on the issue the kremlin wants to create a joint missile defense system but the offer has been met with a lukewarm response from nato on friday turkey agreed to host a radar for the western shield russia feels that the system could threaten its security but brussels claims it's aimed against so-called rogue states and moscow's interest for written guarantees have so far been brushed off by the alliance. and while the u.s. remains a reluctant to cooperate russia's working to make sure its own nuclear arsenal is
in top shape it successfully test fired an upgraded version of its total ballistic missile on saturday with a maximum range of ten thousand kilometers it is capable of aiding advanced missile defense systems the mobile weapon is it being modernized to make it even more difficult to detect which military officials say is in direct response to washington's plans for europe. and still to come this hour when the sky turned white with. russia marks the painful anniversary of the deaths of over three hundred thirty victims of the terrorist attack on a school seven years ago. ukraine is a struggling to pay its gas bill to moscow but is that ruling out merging its nationalized energy firm with russia's gas problem to try and lower its costs president and get up says kiev's proposals on the issue are not concrete and the current deal cannot be revised unilaterally previous disputes left europe in the
cold after transit supplies were cut as a reports ukraine is now busy looking for ways to go at it alone. when the two thousand and nine disruption to european gas supply sparked when ukraine blocked transit the russian gas ended the continent gave a collective sigh of relief but the issue has remained a thorn in the side for key is pushing hard for a discount from the current market price of four hundred us dollars four thousand cubic meters. we made ourselves clear if he wants cheaper gas can integrate with us into a common economic space if you don't want got can give us a good commercial offer like selling their gas transportation system tunes they don't want any of those only discounts however it seems qi of is already looking for an alternative escape route it has signed an eight hundred million dollar contract with royal dutch shell to explore its reserves of shale gas that experts warn about the danger to public health. chill gases extracted by hydro fracking
that means special chemicals or other to the water to break up the rock formations the components of these chemicals are kept secret by the companies in the united states and claim it's a commercial secret pitot water laced with chemicals ends up in drinking water so shale gas development pose a serious threat to the environment and health apart from being seen as unsafe it is also described by many as too expensive and can hardly replace natural gas. we're watching the situation and we think that locally it's very viable but it will remain a local gas supply it's impossible to extract gas at a loss for long and if you look at the shale gas suppliers right now you'll see that most of them are losing money experts say shale gas reserves in ukraine maybe the biggest in europe but it may take up to a decade to develop them nevertheless he of claims next year it wants less russian gas slashing the amount it plans to buy by more than a third
a move that violates the two thousand and nine deal and could see europe's energy supplies once again on shaky ground another thoughtful over gas price between theory and north call after many warring in europe but there will be another gas war and another disruption of supplies into the european continent but the russian energy minister reassured that the events of two thousand and nine will not happen again and that there is still enough time to find a compromise solution alexi russia ski r.t. reporting from kiev in ukraine. let's now look at was it being updated for you at r.t. dot com today for. a while before wiki leaks as the whistleblower takes a hit from some of the world's biggest newspapers for publishing an edited cables. and lights and lasers instead of cake and candles moscow gets a very special present for its eight hundred sixty fourth birthday.
a new recession grow they were fueled by the worst jobs report in a year which showed employers have virtually stopped hiring. believes that washington is under the impression that regular americans simply don't deserve a bella. we know that the that washington is talking about more austerity measures the same kind of voice measures that are rocking through europe as well what does that mean it means more cutbacks so at a time when the economy is already slowing down they created zero jobs which is just perfect for washington because they bad zero on just about everything that's thrown at war on drugs wars in afghanistan and wars on education you name it they have so it they do zero so what it shows us is that at a time when things are slowing down it's going to become much worse q
east india lists all of the obama stimulus and bush talks where did the money go it's called too big to fail so the money went all to the too big and the rest of the people are too small to say the gap between the rich and the poor is the widest in the united states than any of the industrialized nations and it's the same trend that's going on worldwide. and next our financial ties are share some bad news with us about candidates economic future. canadian real estate market is going to collapse why because vancouver is like japan in one nine hundred eighty nine talk in one nine hundred eighty nine the alberta oil fields the tar sands are stretched and that trans canada pipe last going to be shut down by activists anyway so this country is going down the tubes and i love the fact that business insider any blodgett site has recently put forward the idea of actually
having canada and america joining to create a global north american united states union as a way to extend and pretend take canada's debt and american debt create new north american debt so what we're seeing in the euro zone this is part of the new world order as some call it just create a global debt market put all your local debts into it put it out for one hundred years and pretend like it will go away oh and by the way impose austerity measures and getting deeper and deeper every single day along the way up.
and welcome back you're watching or to you live from moscow and the sky above the russian town of beslan turned white today as hundreds of balloons were released in memory of the victims of the country's deadliest terrorist attack over three hundred thirty people died when a group of terrorists held around one thousand people hostage in a school for three days without food or water seven years ago archies medina
question of reports from the republic of north said here. is the third day of mourning here in the smallest such an town of bassline where hundreds of people from across the republic of north korea are coming to pay their last respects towards the victims of this land siege the memorial services took place first at the ruins of the school number one where the hostages were held and then here at the cemetery for the victims which is called the city of angels the names of the victims who were killed during the siege were read to the sound of the ticking clock and during this time and it took more than twenty five minutes to reach all the names people have remained silent as the ruins of the school as one zero five moscow time that's exactly the time when first explosions at the school's gym rang out as church bell rang twice followed by a minute of silence and during this minutes most of the women started to cry and
there was one woman she was telling very close to us and she started calling for her son and she was calling so loud that it was a terrifying moment for many who gathered that the bastogne tragedy destroyed lives of hundreds over here in the north to south asia and seven years has passed the pain still remains. a question of a report for us from north of syria now to some of the world's other news this hour . former international monetary fund chief dominique strauss kahn may return to his native france from new york for the first time since his arrest for sexual assault reports from french media sources after stress tried to gather with his wife and daughter were seen at john f. kennedy international airport on saturday he was accused of the attempted rape of a hotel maid in last week and prosecutors cleared him of all charges after that date testimonies were called in. the taliban says it's holding
up thirty pakistani boys who were kidnapped after mistakenly crossing at the afghan border on thursday the boys aged between twelve and eighteen were visiting a nature spot to celebrate the muslim festival of a year when they were seized some managed to escape and to loot local authorities both sides face a challenge in securing the almost two and a half thousand kilometer boundary. in south sudan thousands of refugees are fleeing the disputed border region after violence flared up it is the third outbreak of fighting since the country became independent in july a state of emergency was declared in the region on friday after clashes broke out between un forces and a rebel group the decades long war for south sudan's independence has claimed thousands of lives. police in germany use water cannon the end of the tons against left wing extremists who were violently protesting over an annual neo nazi march in dortmund at least one officer was seriously injured as leftist protesters
attacked police with stones and bottles on march route runs through an immigrant neighborhood in the city and marks the start of world war two when germany attacked poland in one thousand thirty nine. a fast moving wildfire has broken out on a major interstate highway between southern california and nevada in the u.s. on friday a busy freeway was temporarily closed as the flames scorched the desert bush traffic queued for several kilometers as people tried to head out of town for labor day weekend reports claim residents of at least fifteen hundred homes have been evacuated from the area. david petraeus has retired from the u.s. military after years of commanding the wars in iraq and afghanistan he takes over the cia next week and wants to keep a firm hand on the money thing that any military budget cuts will hamper the fragile and reversible gains made by the armed forces but artie's that military contributor thinks it's about time the pentagon cut its cloth during his farewell
address that fourth mayors and general petraeus touched upon several very significant things first the general cautioned against troop beating american mistake after vietnam war and to prevent hollowing the us army also cautioned to keep counting insurgency doctrine alive and to call for maintaining the full spectrum operation capabilities for the united states forces the real danger for the cancer again in the twenty first century is not the budget cuts my plea to hollow that army but the army itself is growing more and more irrelevant in the conventional challenges at least for the united states for two reasons first due to the past symmetrical nature of the current and all the horizon challenges band
secondly that it is more exceptional and then as a rule but really the american g. i's being the most expensive soldier in the world it is the united states that has to be a slashed more than anything else regarding the pentagon cuts in just over a week america will mark a decade since suffering its worst terrorism on home soil nine eleven the touchpaper for a war on terror that saw the u.s. invade iraq and afghanistan and eventually led to the killing of osama bin laden but the scars in new york remain well harnessed ask the people there whether they feel if today's world is any safer. the so-called war on terror that launched after the tragic nine eleven attacks on the us has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars by some estimates so ten years later as the effort been worth it this week let's talk about
that i think it's more secure now i think that i believe that yes is it trillions of dollars say first. of all i can say that i don't know the war actually inside mortar or that it's of that's my opinion but that's the european opinions of the speaker as you know the europeans they are not as aggressive in the war against terrorism as the americans of america or the u.k. anybody's involved who just just back off. the facts are hard to know because if you do back away they've won. and you don't want to let the terrorists win so it's just it's not easy to come up with the right answer if anybody wants to you know to cause trouble or to or to provoke some kind of attack they can do so with or without a war so would you categorize the war on terror as a failure. as unnecessary do you think the world is safer because of it
i don't know i think that we have been out offending day i put waiting for to get him more than three hours and i think maybe it's excessive i don't know so do you think that we're giving up too much liberty in the world in the name of security i think that yes if the danger is very close we have to give more liberties and if the world becomes safer or maybe we can get them back you're ok with giving them up for a while i think so we should probably stop using the word for starters and the war on terror is that is in the phrase just it's just a stupid phrase and was coined for political reasons i think we should should stop using bad and just just do what needs to be done whether or not you think it's going. worth that for the bottom line is the war on terror has been bloody and costly and we still have yet to see any clear plan for it than. i'll be back with advise in just a few months stay with r.t.